English artist Lenka Clayton is looking for married couples to take part in her latest project: One Brown Shoe. Each spouse is asked to make a single brown shoe. Left or right shoe, functional or not, made from any material one has lying around. The only requirement is that the partners don’t discuss or reveal the shoes to one another – until they are completed. Couples are then asked to send the pair to Ms. Clayton who will photograph them and send it to you as a keepsake. She intends to collect 100 mismatched pairs made by 100 couples from around the world and exhibit them as a collection.
In 2008, Ms. Clayton collected 7,000 stones within three miles of Alfred, New York and hand-numbered them from 1 to 7000. Visitors to the exhibition were invited to take the stones home with them. The rest were return to their place or origin, waiting to be discovered by passersby.